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Marius is Event Manager at HSMAI Europe, and has been since June last year.

Marius is 25 years old, and already has 10 years of experience from Scandic Hotels, in all operational departments. He has graduated from being a Bellboy to becoming a Service Manager / Booking Manager already as a 21-year-old. He has also studied IT, whilst working fulltime. Since June last year he has been Event Manager and the technical manager at HSMAI Europe. Marius is also a certified Hopin streamer and partner.

Q: The last 1.5 years have been extremely challenging for everyone. What helped you cope with the uncertainty and stress?

A: Having had a job to go to every day has been important to me, as well as a family that have supported me all the way. Just having people around, if so digitally, has been a great help.

Physical training has also been a great thing to do occasionally!

Q: Are there any new skills you have developed or that you want to develop in the future?

A: Plenty! Throughout more or less the whole pandemic, I have been working for the HSMAI where I have had the opportunity to develop new skills that were previously unfamiliar to me, both workwise and privately.

Workwise I have, amongst other things, developed my digital skills and have become a certified streamer. In addition, I have started using several digital tools for website development and various types of graphic design.

I have also met many new personalities from whom I have learned a lot about leadership, tourism and much more!

Q: What skills do you think will be more relevant in the years to come?

A: Adaptability – the world is changing drastically, and the ability to adapt to these changes is going to be important. Being able to stay up to date on the latest trends, whether it is digital or otherwise, will also be important!

Q: The pandemic forced us to reconsider leadership. What are your thoughts and how have you adapted?

A: Here I think people, trust and balance are key words. To include the people in the company, involve them in the decisions or at least give them the opportunity to influence. In addition, the faith and support of those around you is important, you must be able to trust each other.

Q: How would someone who knows you describe you?

A: Kind, caring, hardworking, flexible and patient.

Q: Where does the next trip go, privately or at work?

A: We are now nearing the end of the HSMAI’s Europe tour, which I have had the pleasure of participating in. Our last trip is to Madrid, and actually as I answer these questions, I am on the plane to Barcelona, from where we will continue on to Madrid. After this trip I am going home, and may plan a private trip somewhere in November.

Q: Describe a perfect weekend for you.

A: A perfect weekend for me is to have a few beers with friends on Friday, family time on Saturday and time to relax a bit on the couch with a nice series on Sunday.

Q: Is there anything else you want to share with us?

A: I have now been at HSMAI since June last year, and it is an honor for me to represent them. I have learned an incredible amount in a short time, and I look forward to continue learning and to the journey ahead with HSMAI.

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